The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) announces its annual International Landscape Design Award winners. The awards will be presented at the APLD International Design Conference (Sept. 27 - Oct. 2) in Dallas.
Landscape designs in six categories were submitted for this year's program: residential, nonresidential, small garden, show garden, planting design and specialty project. The judging criteria included
project impact, creativity, technical merit and planting design.
The judges were Robin Templar Williams, APLD, FSGD, C. Colston Burell, Norman Booth, FASLA, W. Gary Smith, ASLA, Julie Moir Messervy, Mark Gregory and Susan Appleget Hurst.
Each year, APLD bestows the coveted title of "Landscape Designer of the Year" to the highest valued entry in this competition. The 2010 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year is James Doyle of James Doyle Design Associates, Greenwich, Conn., for his Harmony Farm project.
The top 10 awards are pictured here. For the complete list visit www.apld.org.
Top 10 Awardees
"2010 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year"
James Doyle, James Doyle Design Associates, Greenwich, Conn.
Residential Design: Harmony Farm
Scott Brinitzer, Scott Brinitzer Design Associates, Arlington, Va.
Residential Design: Walsh-Sheridan
Douglas Owens-Pike, EnergyScapes, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn.
Specialty Project: Steve Kristo
Richard G Shuster, RG Shuster & Company, Southampton, N.Y.
Residential Design: Todd Drive Residence
Paul Connolly, APLD, Sundrea Design Studio, Tucson, Ariz.
Specialty Project: Bird of Paradise
Sabrena Schweyer, APLD, Salsbury-Schweyer, Inc, Akron, Ohio
Residential Design: Family Sanctuary
Richard J Harper, APLD, The Creative Landscaping Co, Chandler, Ind.
Specialty Project: The Great Treehouse Caper
Rick Laughlin, APLD, Laughlin Design Associates, Inc, Salt Lake City, Utah
Planting Design: Colorful Waterwise Garden
Bobbie Burdick, Burdick & Associates Landscape Design, Ellsworth, Maine
Planting Design: Coastal Maine Landscape
Axel Lohrer, lohrer.hochrein landscape architects, Munchen, Germany
Non-Residential Design: Rubenow Square